Sunday, February 3, 2013
Other top stories this week include a man fatally shot by an arrow and an Indiana man who allegedly drove to Mahwah for sex with a 15-year-old he met online.
A Teaneck man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death and smothering her 5-year-old daughter after the child witnessed her mother's murder Monday pleaded not guilty at a packed state Superior Court hearing in Hackensack Thursday. A husband and wife, both Fairleigh Dickinson University employees, were found dead Monday morning. Later that day, the deaths were ruled a murder and a suicide, respectively. A Berlin Borough resident is accused of killing another man by shooting him in the stomach with an arrow. An Indiana man is in prison charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor after he drove more than 10 hours to Mahwah to have sexual relations with a 15-year-old township girl he met online, Police Chief Jim …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Alleged armed kidnapping of 71-year-old woman, firefighter admits to arson also among top headlines.
Tyrik S. Haynes, 19, of Middletown, is being held at the county jail on $1 million bail after being charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Haynes is accused of stabbing a Keansburg woman 12 times at the Middletown Bed, Bath and Beyond on Thursday. A reputed local mobster known as "Papa Smurf" could face nearly two centuries in prison after he was charged Wednesday with conspiring to grab control of the waste management industry in New York and New Jersey. The mob-targeted federal sweep netted a dozen others. Ramsey resident Carmine Franco, 77, is a known associate of the Genovese Crime Family, federal law enforcement officials said. Two East Rutherford residents are …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Other top stories include a Summit man charged with sexually assaulting a 'physically and mentally incapacitated' woman and parents plead guilty to giving their teething baby heroin.
Deptford police officer James Stuart, 29, is now facing first-degree murder charges after the man he allegedly shot in the head was pulled off life support. Gloucester County prosecutors said the incident occurred in the officer's home and "was not random," but have released few details of the shooting. Dr. Roberto Rivera had the materials and know-how to create homemade bombs and automatic weapons, the attorney general's office said Wednesday. Authorities say a November raid yielded nitric acid, thermite, a cache of weapons, and how-to manuals in folders marked "Revolution" and "Anarchism." Rivera has been connected to the 'Occupy' movement. Summit's Cyrus Fakroddin, best known as the owner of pizza-devouring goat Cocoa, was charged with …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Other top stories include man charged with making terroristic threats at his child's school and firing of Jets general manager and Basking Ridge resident Mike Tannenbaum.
Authorites have charged a Woodbury man in the slaying of a missing woman whose body was found in a clothing-collection bin early Monday morning. A Metuchen man was charged Wednesday with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact after he allegedly touched two different women “in a sexual manner” at a medical office in Fort Lee, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced. The father of a student at the Atlantic County Special Services School was arrested last week and charged with making terroristic threats directed at the school, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles announced Wednesday. The body of missing 26-year-old North Plainfield resident Manuel Antonio Guevara was recovered after the lake was partially drained. Basking …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Other top stories include a home aide charged with sexually abusing a teen and a pizzeria waitress accused of aiding the alleged attempted armed robbery of her boss.
Three police officers were shot early Friday morning when a prisoner grabbed the firearm from a police officer's holster and opened fire inside the Gloucester Township police station, authorities said. A server at the Grand Lux Cafe at the Cherry Hill Mall has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant and its parent company, alleging sexual harassment by a trainer who she claims raped her, then shared a nude photo of her with other restaurant employees this summer. A home health aide from Paterson was charged Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old River Edge girl while being employed in the family's residence. Three individuals, including one of the restaurant's waitresses, have been charged in connection with the attempted …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Other top stories include a high school student arrested for allegedly possessing bomb-making materials and an ex-Boy Scout leader charged with sexually assaulting teens.
A Camden man who was released from prison earlier this year is accused of fatally stabbing a woman who testified against him during a 2006 trial in which he was ultimately convicted of aggravated manslaughter. A pair of men from Bergen County were charged in a scheme to sell guns believed to have belonged to the family of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Thursday. A 16-year-old student at Cedar Creek High School was taken into custody Tuesday after Galloway Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office discovered several ingredients that when mixed together could cause an explosion, police said. The investigation and subsequent arrest came after a teacher observed pictures of weapons in …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Other top stories this week include youth soccer coach contrite over allegedly embezzling nearly $60K in league funds.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A North Caldwell man was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with transporting a PVC pipe stuffed with explosives without a permit, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. According to the complaint, Anthony Nicholas Gallo, 20, traveled into Pennsylvania on Jan. 8, 2012 with a pipe containing potassium chlorate and magnesium with the plan of causing an explosion. A nursing home worker and her friend accused of posting a Facebook photo of an elderly patient's genitalia were indicted Monday, the Attorney General's office announced. Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, the first medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey, opened on Dec. 6. A Red Bank Regional basketball player collapsed and died after being rushed to the hospital…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Fatal Garden State Parkway accident, student accused of college dorm fire also make headlines.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Assault rifles and a large quantity of materials used to make bombs were found in the Ridgewood home of Roberto Rivera, 60, Saturday. Rivera, a New York doctor, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage. FBI agents said he was active in the Occupy Wall Street movement. State Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney is suing his hometown over what he labeled an unlawful arrangement in which a $13.1 million settlement payment was made to Sunoco, the owner of the Eagle Point refinery, for tax appeals. In exchange for the payment, Sunoco made a $750,000 donation to the township to pay for a pair of new fire trucks. A 23-year-old Bloomfield man was pronounced dead on the scene of the Irvington exit on the Garden State Parkway on…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Other top stories this week include a middle school student charged in a 'sexting' scandal and a Essex County Sheriff's Officer facing child sex abuse charges.
A 13-year-old driving a car believed stolen was injured and arrested after he unexpectedly passed his mom while driving and then crashed the car into a tree. A Nazi flag suspended over a urinal by a fishhook is one of the images in a rolling, anonymous, multimedia political attack ad that's shown up at Hoboken public meetings twice this week. A 13-year-old New Jersey middle school student was charged last week with third-degree invasion of privacy for reportedly sending a text message that included an "explicit" photograph of his ex-girlfriend to fellow students. A long-serving Essex County Sheriff’s Officer from Wayne was charged Thursday with sexually abusing a juvenile girl and family friend, authorities said. Portions of a confidential…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Other top stories include a McDonald's customer upset that his daughter was subjected to Fox News during their visit to the fast food restaurant.
A Moorestown police officer and his ex-girlfriend/accomplice will spend the next 20 to 30 years behind bars after being sentenced this week. The pair was convicted in April on a slew of charges stemming from the sexual assault of multiple teenage victims between 2000 and 2007. One damning video showed one of the female victims blindfolded and shackled, and forced to perform sexual acts on one of her captors. Students and faculty at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences in Manahawkin and Jackson Memorial High School were grieving this week after learning of the loss of two friends and classmates. The remains of 9-year-old Jon-Niece Jones needed a DNA test to identify her. Some seven years after the discovery of a …